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Officials: Several state parks on Long Island closed

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman has a look at the weather forecast on Monday morning, Jan. 23, 2017. A nor'easter is expected to hit Long Island Monday, bringing winds gusting up to 60 mph, heavy rain and minor to moderate coastal flooding. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

Several state parks on Long Island are closed Monday in anticipation of a nor’easter packing strong winds, officials said.

Closed are Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Belmont Lake, Bethpage, Caumsett, Cold Spring Harbor, Connetquot River, Heckscher, Hempstead Lake, Montauk four-wheel drive beach access areas, Napeague River, Planting Fields Arboretum, Sunken Meadow, Trail View, Valley Stream and Wildwood. The clubhouse at Bethpage is open, as are the stables at Caumsett.

The closings remain in effect until further notice, according to the website of the Long Island regional office of the state Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

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